Panic: 6 Nigerian Athletes Who Could Be Aaffected by Donald Trump’s Victory (Photos)
Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States of America after defeating Hillary Clinton in in the just concluded US presidential elections.
The reality TV star cum billionaire once said he would get rid of all Nigerians if he wins the presidential election.
He said: “To make America great again, we need to get rid of all the Muslims, Mexicans and Africans especially the Nigerians.
“They take all our jobs meant for all the honest and hardworking Nigerians and when we don’t give them the jobs, the Muslims blow up”
Taking a cue from that statement, we take a look at those Nigerians sport stars who are most likely to be affected or kicked out of America.
1. Rasheed Olabiyi
A midfielder who last played for Houston Dynamo. He is a free agent who might be forced to leave America to look for another job.
Olabiyi has represented Nigeria at the U17, U20, and U23 levels.
2. Connally Edozien
Like Olabiyi, he is without a club. He last played for Miami FC.
3. Gbenga Arokoyo
Play for Portland Timbers but Trump could chase the former Kwara United defender out of America.
4. Kennedy Igboananike
The former 27-year-old might have to leave his job as a defender for DC United in the nearest future. The 27 year old is not playing many games and if he is released from his contract might be forced to leave the USA.
5. Fanendo Adi
Plays for Portland Timber and the Super Eagles. He might not be forced to leave his club easily as he is their best forward while might force the club to go the extra mile to keep him.
6. Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue
Plays professional basketball for Portland Trail Blazers. Won the Championship with Golden State Warriors in 2015 but that might not be enough to keep him in America.
November 3, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli (31) shoots a free throw against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Congratulations on your win Donald Trump!